adjective salt·pe·trous \(ˈ)sȯl(t)¦pē‧trəs\

Definition of saltpetrous

  1. :  relating to, impregnated with, or resembling saltpeter

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Origin and Etymology of saltpetrous

modification of French salpêtreux, from Middle French salpetreux, from salpetre + -eux -ous

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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